6K in your pocket. Blackmagic’s release of the new Pocket Camera

Today Blackmagic Design released the updated Version of the Pocket Cinema Camera. It comes with a larger Sensor, an EF mount and with 6K resolution.

The sensor is aS35 (23.10mm x 12.99) in size and sports a resolution of 6144 x 3456 pixels. The price is $2495 US and – the best thing – it’s available now!

The body and everything else is pretty much the same as in the 4K model, except the area around the mount is a bit bigger, to accommodate the EF Mount. Most functions are also the same, besides an on screen level and more languages. The camera talks to the most popular gimbals now, including start/stop focusing

Grand also mentioned, that the Pocket holds jamed timecode for about an hour. So if you shoot with 5 cameras, there is no need for 5 Tentacles. One does the trick, if you jam sync every other hour.

The next firmware update for both – the 4K and the 6K camera also features 16mm crop and anamorphic modes.

You can download some original 6K camera files here and here. But you need the newest version of Resolve to make them work.

Tech Specs

Shooting Resolutions

6144 x 3456 (6K) up to 50 fps
6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1) up to 60 fps
5744 x 3024 (5.7K 17:9) up to 60 fps
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI) up to 60 fps
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 60 fps
3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps
2868 x 1512 (2.8K 17:9) up to 120 fps
1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 120 fps

Codecs

Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 3:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5,
ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime,
ProRes 422 QuickTime,
ProRes 422 LT QuickTime,
ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.

Storage Rates

6144 x 3456 (6K)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 – 323 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 194 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 121 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 81 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 194 to 483 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 49 to 139 MB/s **

6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 – 240 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 144 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 90 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 60 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 144 to 359 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 37 to 103 MB/s **

5744 x 3024 (5.7K 17:9)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 – 264 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 159 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 100 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 159 to 395 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 40 to 114 MB/s **

4096 x 2160 (4K DCI)

Apple ProRes 422 HQ – 117.88 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 – 78.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT – 54.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy – 24.25 MB/s

3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD)

Apple ProRes 422 HQ – 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 – 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT – 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy – 22.4 MB/s

3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 – 176 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 106 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 45 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 106 to 265 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 27 to 76 MB/s **

2868 x 1512 (2.8K 17:9)

Blackmagic RAW 3:1 – 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 – 41 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 – 26 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 – 17 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 – 41 to 101 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 – 11 to 29 MB/s **

1920 x 1080

Apple ProRes 422 HQ – 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 – 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT – 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy – 5.6 MB/s

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